SINGAPORE, 28 May 2021 – After almost a year of having to train via video conferencing sessions and subsequently in limited group numbers, the Singapore Women’s Senior National Team can finally look forward to resuming full training from 2 June. This positive development comes after permission was obtained by the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) to have our Lionesses take one step closer to football normalcy once more.
The 40 players will begin their training sessions after undergoing weekly polymerase chain reaction (PCR) swab tests, the first of which starts on 30 May 2021. The cost of the tests will be borne by the FAS as the team look to begin their preparations for upcoming international competitions towards the end of the year.
Women’s national team senior player, Ho Hui Xin, added, “To be able to resume full team training after almost one year is a fantastic feeling. It is the culmination of the hard work put in by the officials, coaches and the players as we stayed disciplined to keep up with training while adhering to the guidelines set by the government. The team’s focus hasn’t changed – that is to represent Singapore on the international stage. As we prepare for the upcoming SEA Games, getting back to full team training is a much-needed boost and we will cherish this opportunity.”
This also spells good news for newly appointed coach Stephen Ng as the resumption of full team training would aid in his plans to prepare the team adequately.